Spider Farmer SF4000 vs HLG 600H

Battle of the Grow Lights: Spider Farmer SF4000 vs HLG 600H



HLG 600h

HLG 600h

Power Consumption: 450 Watts Power Consumption:  600 Watts
Spectrum: Full-spectrum Spectrum: Full-spectrum
Total PPF Output:1271 µmol/s Total PPF Output:1446 µmol/s (B-Spec), 1529 µmol/s (R-Spec)

PAR Efficiency:2.7 µmol/j 

PAR Efficiency: 2.4 µmol/j (B-Spec), 2.60 µmol/j (R-Spec)
Voltage: 120-277 V Voltage: 100-277 V
Warranty: 5 Year Warranty: 3 Years

SPF4000 Pros:

  • Competitive price
  • Has a larger coverage area for flowering
  • Connect up to 30 lights

SPF4000 Cons:

  • Not USA-made

HLG 600h Pros:

  • Larger coverage area
  • Better spectrum

HGL 600h Cons:

  • Expensive

  • Uses more power



Spider Farmer is a Chinese manufacturer of LEDs for growing plants, which has made a name for itself by offering high-quality LED grow lights at a fraction of the price of other brands.

Horticulture Lighting Group (HLG), a manufacturer of LED grow lights and other growing kits, was the first company to coin the term "quantum board." Since then, several manufacturers have launched quantum boards using Samsung chips and good drives. And one of them is Spider Farmer, which produces high-quality LED grow lights.

Spider Farmer can provide the same advantages as HLG, but at a far cheaper cost. In this comparison we will examine how the SF4000 and HLG 600h compare to one another.

The HLG 600 grow light offers a great value and 120 extra watts of power. It's a large, white spectrum LED grow light that effectively covers a minimum of 4×4 feet, up to a maximum 6×6 feet of grow space. This is the upgraded version of the now discontinued HLG 550 V2. The HLG 600h offers two variants: R-Spec and B-Spec. The R-spec variant has a good balance of blue, white, and red wavelengths while the B spec variation is heavy on blue—intentionally omitting red light. These variants are intended for different types of plants, so choose the one that better suits your needs.

On the other hand, the Spider Farmer SF4000 450W LED Grow Light With Dimmer Knob, with its fantastic price-to-performance ratio, is an excellent choice for indoor planting. This grow light emits a broad spectrum of colors, including white, red, infrared, and blue, so that your plants can flourish. In addition to this wide array of colors, individual bulb lighting can be adjusted by a light switch. This provides you greater control over the growth of your plants.

Both of these grow lights are equipped with Samsung LEDs, so you can expect high-quality LED performance. In terms of coverage area, HLG 600 LED Grow Light offers a wider span of light coverage. On the other hand, the Spider Farmer SF4000 covers a smaller area but also has a greater ability to penetrate deep into your plants. If you are only planning on growing small scale plants, then the Spider Farmer is a better choice for you. However, if you are planning on growing large scale plants, then the HLG 600h LED Grow Light is the better option.

When it comes to price, SF-4000 LED Grow Light is the more affordable option, with an average price of $400. On the other hand, HLG 600h LED Grow Light costs about $500 for each variant which can be quite expensive for a beginner. However, if you are planning on growing large scale plants and need the best quality of growth, then it will definitely be worth it to invest in this product.

Nevertheless, both are great options for anyone who is looking to grow plants indoors.